Ohio Valley Conference

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Ohio Valley Conference
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The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) is a collegiate athletic conference which operates in the Midwestern and Southeastern United States. It participates in Division I of the NCAA; the conference's football programs compete in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS; formerly known as Division I-AA), the lower of two levels of Division I football competition. The OVC has 12 members, 9 of which compete in football in the conference.


Current members

Associate members

Caldwell Cougars (bowling) • Duquesne Dukes (bowling and football) • Fairfield Stags (field hockey) • Hobart Statesmen (men's lacrosse) • Howard Bison (men's and women's swimming & diving; women's golf, women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer in 2021) • Rider Broncs (field hockey) • Saint Joseph's Hawks (men's lacrosse)

Former members

Akron Zips • East Tennessee State Buccaneers • Evansville Purple Aces • Louisville Cardinals • Marshall Thundering Herd • Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders • Samford Bulldogs • WKU Hilltoppers • Youngstown State Penguins